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Re: License audit on dpkg source tree


I have no objection, and re-license the work I did on dpkg-ftp as GPL-2+.
(pfew, that was ages ago ;))

Best regards,

De: "Andy Guy" <andy@cyteen.org>
À: debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org, "Yann Dirson" <ydirson@free.fr>, "Christian Hudon" <chrish@pianocktail.org>
Envoyé: Jeudi 16 Mars 2023 19:20:46
Objet: Re: License audit on dpkg source tree


I am 'Andy W P Guy' who wrote dpkg-ftp. My current email address
is andy@cyteen.org. I am happy to re-licence the work I did as GPL-2 or
any future version of GPL.

Andy Guy

On Thu, 16 Mar 2023 at 17:32, Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> wrote:

[ Bringing back this old thread, as there is still one unsolved item
  from the old list, and realized afterwards that there were more
  authors involved, not mentioned on the original thread, which I'd
  like to have their answer on record to decide how to proceed in
  the future. ]

On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 18:11:16 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> This is something that has been bothering me for a long time, so the
> other day I sat down and did a full license audit of the sources.
> I've cleaned up the license headers and added missing ones, as a side
> effect “licensecheck -r dpkg” works better now. There's still lots of
> copyright statements missing, I have a patch around to add few, but
> every file takes time digging, and there's probably more urgent things
> to tend to. I'd like to get all GPL code unified as GPL-2+,
> eventually, though.
> The remaining issues, which might need asking people around are:

> * dselect/methods/Debian/Dselect/Ftp.pm: No header
>   dselect/methods/ftp/*: GPL (no version)
>   The dselect-ftp method from the dpkg-ftp package, states on its
>   debian/copyright file to be under the GPL-2 only. Ideally this
>   would have the same terms as the rest of the code base, in case
>   code needs to be reused for example.

As I dug up in the old dpkg-ftp history (which I imported into
<https://git.dpkg.org/cgit/dpkg/dpkg-ftp.git/> for analysis), there
were also Yann Dirson and Christian Hudon (both CCed). Would both of
you be fine with relicensing your changes there from GPL-2 to GPL-2+?

The last author for whom I have no contact details is Andy W.P. Guy,
but I'll try asking around.


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